Archives: Comfort Food

Chicken with Vinegar and Onions (Poulet au Vinaigre)

February 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Chicken with Vinegar and Onions (Poulet au Vinaigre) | Filed in Chicken, Comfort Food, French, Main Dish, Recipes

This recipe for Chicken with Vinegar and Onions is a winner! It’s rich, savory and very delicious…definitely a company-worth dish! I loved the combination of tarragon and lightly caramelized onions with the chicken. Oh my, it’s good! While this is not a quick cooking recipe, you could do some of the steps ahead of time (like sauteing […]

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Ham and Bean Soup

February 7, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Ham and Bean Soup | Filed in Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Although it hasn’t been as rainy here in Portland as it normally is in the winter, it’s definitely still soup weather. I made this delicious ham and bean soup today and took it to a lunch gathering. I’m happy to say that there was hardly enough leftover for a photo. The recipe (from the fine folks […]

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French Chicken in a Pot

January 26, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on French Chicken in a Pot | Filed in Chicken, Comfort Food, French, Main Dish, Recipes

I’ve seen recipes for chicken in a pot but had never tried it myself until last week. While this recipe won’t replace my favorite roast chicken recipe, it was flavorful and super easy to make…and didn’t make a mess of my oven (like roast chicken does sometimes).  Please note that the chicken takes 1 1/2 to 2 […]

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Mother’s Chicken and Dumplings

November 11, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Mother’s Chicken and Dumplings | Filed in Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

I was hankering for comfort food the other day and decided to try my hand at chicken and dumplings. Having never made this dish before, I chose a recipe by Lisa Schroeder, owner of Mother’s Bistro. Mother’s Bistro is famous around Portland for it’s classic comfort food and let me tell you, this recipe did not disappoint: plump, […]

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Balsamic Beef Stew

November 9, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew is classic comfort food. It’s a simple dish yet satisfying to the core. This recipe for Balsamic Beef Stew filled the house with a wonderful aroma while it slowly simmered on the stove, and was the perfect meal for a cold Fall day. Husband was almost giddy when he found out what we were having […]

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Provencal Chicken with Vegetables

October 27, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Provencal Chicken with Vegetables | Filed in Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

Not only is this recipe for Provencal Chicken with Vegetables easy enough for a weeknight meal, but it’s also delicious enough to serve to company. The flavorful chicken is rubbed with Dijon mustard and Herbes de Provence then roasted in the same pan as the vegetables. Serve with roasted potatoes or crusty bread. P.S. As […]

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Braised Chicken with Mushrooms

September 23, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Autumn, Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

  In honor of the first day of Autumn, here’s a good comfort food recipe for Braised Chicken with Mushrooms. This simple yet flavorful dish will definitely be making it onto my dinner table throughout the comfort food months! The medly of mushrooms and a little Madeira (or dry sherry) make a delicious, earthy sauce for the […]

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Mother’s Crunchy French Toast

May 7, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Mother’s Crunchy French Toast | Filed in Bread, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Holidays, Recipes

This recipe for Mother’s Crunchy French Toast is, without a doubt, the best French toast I’ve ever made. Period. I’ve also ordered it at the source, Mother’s Bistro in downtown Portland, and this recipe produces a restaurant-worthy breakfast dish! It’s easy, extremely delicious and would make a great start to the day for mom (or anyone else for that matter!). Because […]

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Classic German Chocolate Cake

March 27, 2011 by andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in Baking, Cakes, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Recipes

This classic recipe for German Chocolate Cake is special in Husband’s family because his mom used to make it for the family when they were growing up.  I chose to make this extremely moist and delicious cake for Father-in-law’s birthday celebration this weekend because I knew it would bring back fond memories of his beloved wife. With […]

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Guinness Beef Stew

March 13, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Beef, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Beef stew of any kind is always a winner in my house! So with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d give Guinness Beef Stew a try. Even if you’re not a fan of the famous dark Irish beer, you’ll still love this stew! The Guinness Draught beer makes the stew rich and chocolatey without giving […]

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